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Sterilising Services Hso 3/4/5 - Sterilising Technician

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Sterilising Services HSO 3/4/5 - Sterilising Technician (Job Number: 01WDV)


Job Title: Sterilising Technician
Classification: Sterilising Services Health Service Officer Level 3/4/5
Position Number: C09902, several
Annual Salary: $53,168 - $60,679
Branch: Infrastructure and Health Support Services
Section: Sterilising Services
Vacancy Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 25 June 2021
Contact Officer: Natalie Ogilvie (02) 5124 2283 natalie.ogilvie@act.gov.au

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Position Overview
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/
The Infrastructure and Health Support Services Division is responsible for facilities and asset management, delivery of capital and minor projects, and infrastructure services, support, and operations. The Sterilising Services section is embedded within this Division.

Sterilising Services provides sterilising services to Canberra Hospital (CH), including the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce (CPHB), and some private clinics within the ACT and surrounding areas of NSW by cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising Reusable Medical Devices (RMD). Sterilising Services provides reprocessing of RMD, purchasing, instrument repairs and maintenance.

Sterilising Services is organised into the following functional areas:

  • Sterilising Services Unit at Mitchell, including management and administration
  • Sterilising Services Unit at CH
  • Sterilising Unit at CPHB
  • Central Reprocessing Unit (CRU) at the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Unit at CH
About You
CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.
Behavioural Capabilities
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.
  • Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Relevant qualifications and experience working professionally in sterilising services is required.
  • HSO 3 - No qualifications are required at this level.
  • HSO 4 - Certificate III in Sterilising (HLT37015) is mandatory to be employed at this level.
  • HSO 5 - Certificate III in Sterilising (HLT37015) and IV in Sterilising Services (HTL47015), or Certificate III in Sterilising (HLT37015) and Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB40215); and minimum five (5) years working in a Sterilising Services unit are mandatory to be employed at this level.
  • A current driver’s licence is preferred.
  • This position is required to work across all Sterilising Services sites and participate in a rotating roster that includes a 24 hour/7days per week roster, including public holidays, if required.
  • Understand how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo assessment and screening for vaccination/immunity status against specified infectious diseases and obtain a Compliance Certificate from the Occupational Medicine Unit (OMU).
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
Note: There are several casual positions available, and the full-time salary noted above will be paid pro-rata.
Selection Criteria number 4 only requires addressing if applying for the HSO 4 levels or HSO 5 levels. Applicants applying for HSO 3 level are not required to address criteria number 4. This position involves participating in a rotating roster. The rotating shift roster will require the employee to work all shifts within a 24 hour/7 days per week roster. This position also involves working across all Sterilising Services’ sites (Mitchell, Canberra Hospital including the Central Reprocessing Unit and Calvary Public Hospital).

Under limited direction of the Assistant Managers, you will lead the team in performing the reprocessing of RMD. You will:
  • Decontaminate, inspect, pack, and sterilise RMD in accordance with AS/NZ 4187 sterilising requirements, including environmental cleaning, instrument laser marking and quality assurance tests, align with National Safety and Quality in Health Care Standard and Infection Control guidelines. Be aware of and adhere to the requirements of the Safety Management Systems and Work Health and Safety Act.
  • Use a computerised tracking system for all stages of processing, including troubleshooting issues, add/update instrument sets, manually add items to the washer or steriliser batch and approve/disapprove items or load via the Admin Module, fill customer orders and answer enquiries regarding location of instruments and other tasks within T-DOC as required.
  • Conduct audits, including analysing and documenting results. Complete and maintain accurate up to date documentation for all areas of Sterilising Services.
  • Identify report and recommend appropriate remedial action on any deficiencies in operation of production area including incident reporting and any deficiencies in quality standards to the Team Leaders.
  • Participate in education and training, including completing on the job competencies and Performance Management Plan and conduct on-the-job training and in-servicing for all staff as required, including conducting competency assessments, and completing associated documentation.
  • Promote and contribute to continuous quality improvement initiatives throughout the workplace. Assist to review Sterilising Services policies and procedures in the Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Undertaking other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the section with the delivery of high-quality person and family centred, safe and high-quality patient care.
What You Require
These are the key Selection Criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your curriculum vitae and experience:
1.Proven sound knowledge of AS/NZ 4187, National Safety and Quality in Health Care Standard, Infection Control guidelines, Gastroenterological Nurses College of Australia Guidelines, and other relevant standards, with demonstrated experience in conducting audits.

2.Experience in working within a Sterilising Service unit, including processing flexible endoscopes, using an electronic tracking system, and receiving, decanting, reprocessing, and dispatching loan sets and conducting audits including documenting and analysing results.

3.Demonstrated effective organisational and communication skills, both written and oral, with demonstrated ability to liaise with stakeholders.

4.Demonstrated ability to provide on-the-job education and training to staff, including conducting competency assessments and completing relevant documentation with a proven ability to mentor staff, work independently and demonstrate leadership within a team working environment whilst promoting a positive working culture.

5.Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, Work, Health, and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of reliable, progressive, respectful, and kind.

Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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